Tufanganj

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Tufanganj
তুফানগঞ্জ
Town
Tufanganj is located in West Bengal
Tufanganj
Tufanganj
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 26°19′N 89°40′E / 26.32°N 89.67°E / 26.32; 89.67Coordinates: 26°19′N 89°40′E / 26.32°N 89.67°E / 26.32; 89.67
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Cooch Behar
Elevation 70 m (230 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 19,293
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Alipurduars (SC)
Vidhan Sabha constituency Tufanganj, Natabari
Website tufanganj.50webs.com

Tufanganj is a sub-division town and a municipality in Cooch Behar district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Geography[edit]

Tufanganj is located at 26°19′N 89°40′E / 26.32°N 89.67°E / 26.32; 89.67.[1] It has an average elevation of 70 metres (229 feet). The river Raidak flows beside the town.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Tufanganj had a population of 19,293. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Tufanganj has an average literacy rate of 82%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 86%, and female literacy is 77%. In Tufanganj, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Transport[edit]

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People here are dependent mainly on the bus service. Public and North Bengal State Transport Corporation bus services are available. Rikshaw is also available for transportation within town. Tufanganj Railway station is situated on the southern part of the town. Different city connection railway services are available from this station.

Education[edit]

Even being a very small town it has a good educational system. Secondary and Higher secondary schools are mainly run by either state or central Government. Bengali and English are main medium of education. Some reputed schools are N.N.M. High School, Ila Devi girls' High School, Netaji High School, Harirdham High School, Tufanganj Vibekananda Vidyalaya. One Bachelor college Tufanganj Mahavidyalaya is situated here.

Sports[edit]

Several outdoor game competition are organised by the Tufanganj Municipality. This town is known for producing sportspeople, such as cricketer Shib Paul. The town has one outdoor stadium which is maintained by Sub-divisional Sports Association. One national level swimming pool where veteran coaches train children year round is situated here.

Culture[edit]

This place is rich in Bengali culture. It is one of the centre for the Bhawaiya song and dance. Famous Bhawaiya singer Abbas Uddin was born here.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Tufanganj
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. p. line 4851. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 

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